We also eagerly await the European Commission’s New Consumer Agenda that is expected in the fourth quarter of 2020. The Treaty of Lisbon reduced the importance of the Presidency significantly by officially separating the European Council from the Council of the European Union. In order to deal with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to make European consumer policy resilient and forward-looking. It will focus on 6 guiding principles: The German Presidency has set 3 overarching health policy goals: WHO Regional Office for Europe It aims to make Europe more resilient, fair and sustainable following the pandemic, and to ensure its rapid economic and social reconstruction through 6 key priorities: In health, the Trio Presidency aims to build more resilient infrastructures, taking full account of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. As regards judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters, we will focus on continuing the legislative work on the existing dossiers in order to accelerate mutual legal assistance, improve crisis resilience and facilitate cross-border investment. The Council meets in various formations where its composition depends on the topic discussed.

: +45 45 33 70 00 The presidency of the Council of the European Union is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature.It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. One particular focus will be on dealing with the societal and economic consequences. International judicial cooperation in criminal matters. For example, the Agriculture Council is composed of the national ministers responsible for Agriculture.[4]. On 16 July 2020, the health ministers of the European Union (EU) joined the Informal Meeting of Health Ministers within the framework of Germany’s EU Council Presidency via video stream. We must therefore do everything in our power to restore and strengthen consumer trust in the domestic market and in resilient and innovative European consumer protection. Democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights. Marmorvej 51 As the past few months have shown, looking after the particularly vulnerable is an especially challenging task in times of crisis. On 1 July 2020, Germany took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) from Croatia. On these page, you can gain an overview of the Presidency topics in the field of justice and consumer protection, and find out more about the German Presidency in particular. promoting European values at the international level.

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Presidency topics in the field of justice and consumer protection, Christine Lambrecht, Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection. The focus will be on the topic of “Digital Transformation” against the background of the Covid-19 pandemic. It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months.

Article 16(9) of the Treaty on European Union provides: The Presidency of Council configurations, other than that of Foreign Affairs, shall be held by Member State representatives in the Council on the basis of equal rotation, in accordance with the conditions established in accordance with Article 236 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The presidency is currently, as of July 2020, held by Germany. In order to consolidate foreign policy on justice issues, we will carry on promoting the multilateral cooperation in civil matters between the EU and third countries.

Here, we would like to see enhanced collaboration between EU Member States in times of crisis. In this time, Germany is chairing the Council of the European Union and all Council meetings. We support the objective set out in the Commission’s “White Paper on Artificial Intelligence” of having a clear legal framework which creates certainty for companies and citizens in Europe while at the same time facilitating innovative competition. The opportunities include: Asterisk: Head of government is also head of state. We are committed to a coherent EU overall strategy on the protection of intellectual property so that innovation is protected, fair access rights are secured and creativity is promoted. Soweit nicht anders gekennzeichnet, stehen die Texte auf dieser Website unter einerCreative Commons Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International Lizenz. We must learn from the experiences of the last few months and set new priorities to ensure that the EU is better capable of responding to challenges in future by strengthening the resilience of the EU and its Member States. After the United Kingdom's Brexit vote in 2016 and its subsequent relinquishment of its scheduled presidency in the Council of the European Union which was due to take place from July to December 2017, the rotation of presidencies was brought six months forward. We would like to see the Intellectual Property Action Plan announced by the Commission being discussed in the Council, especially with regard to innovation in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. The Informal Meeting of Justice Ministers will take place in virtual format on 6 July 2020. Fax: +45 45 33 70 01 We also fully support the negotiations with the Council of Europe on the EU’s accession to the European Human Rights Convention – negotiations which are due to resume as soon as the public health situation allows. We are also planning to hold an informal meeting of the Ministers of Consumer Protection in November 2020. The presidency is not an individual, but rather the position is held by a national government.

In addition, online platforms need to take more responsibility for the products and services they offer. The use of digital technology – including artificial intelligence – is one of the key issues here. The German Presidency comes at a time of key challenges for the EU due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its health, economic and social consequences. For the second half of 2020, Germany is assuming the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the "president of the European Union". This is important not least so that Europe can follow its own path where all digital transformation processes are structured in an inclusive and sustainable manner in full alignment with the values, fundamental rights and consumer rights of the EU. When the Council was established, its work was minimal and the presidency rotated between each of the then six members every six months. © 2020 Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection 

Together with the justice ministries of the other Member States, we therefore aim to find ways to strengthen democracy, protect freedom of expression and effectively combat hate speech on the internet.

In order to lend greater practical force to the broad foundation of European consumer rights, we need a framework for effective enforcement. of key publications by date, View

Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy. Our aim is to successfully conclude the trilogues on the reform of the service of documents and the provisions on the taking of evidence, and to reach a general approach within the Council on the proposal for a Regulation on the law applicable to the third-party effects of assignments of claims. Germany was due to succeed Austria in 2006 but stepped aside as general elections were scheduled for that period. The German presidency began the second cycle of presidencies, after the system was introduced in 2007.[2].

We will therefore be inviting experts to speak at a conference and discuss the responsibility of European companies for the human rights violations and environmental damage caused by their subsidiaries. This allows new member states to hold the presidency sooner and helps old member states pass their experience to the new members. Data economy, AI and intellectual property. Our goal is thus to continue the trilogue negotiations on the Regulation on railway passengers’ rights and obligations, and we will do everything possible to bring those negotiations to a successful conclusion. on new publications, Subscribe to newsletters and email alerts, Behavioural and cultural insights for health, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and the risk to Europe, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, European Health for All family of databases, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Programme of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU, Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2017, Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2015, Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2015, Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2014, Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2014, Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2013. sustaining a fair and social Europe while promoting Europe’s interests and values worldwide; securing transparent and European-wide digital transformation; finding comprehensive, permanent and crisis-proof solutions for migration; promoting European technological and industrial sovereignty and competitiveness; investing in innovative, sustainable and smart economic transformation to ensure competitiveness, and building a climate-neutral and green Europe through the EU Green Deal; and.

The Trio Presidency has agreed an 18-month joint programme setting broad policy objectives. As in the aftermath of the financial market crisis, private consumption will play a significant role in the recovery of the economy. Send us an email, View full list By using our website you agree that we can use cookies. The presidency of the Council of the European Union[1] is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature. It will preside over the first 6 months of the new 18-month Trio Presidency together with Portugal and Slovenia. This means that, from July to December 2020, Germany is chairing the meetings of the EU Council and is responsible for progressing EU legislation.. The goal of Germany’s Presidency is for a stronger and more sovereign Europe to emerge from the current coronavirus crisis. Re the EU Council Presidency: On 1 July 2020, Germany assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). In the field of artificial intelligence, Europe needs to adopt its own approach – an approach underpinned by our European values and fundamental rights. In corporate law, we want to provide stimulus to ensure that future accountability regulations for globally active enterprises are built on a common European foundation. This ensures more consistency in comparison to a usual single six-month presidency and each three includes a new member state.